Pauline Hanson wears burqa in Australian Senate while calling for ban

Source: The Guardian

Political editor

Coalition and Labor Senate leaders sharply rebuke One Nation leader over her stunt and accuse her of ridiculing Muslims

The leader of Australia’s rightwing One Nation party has been rebuked by the Turnbull government for entering the Senate chamber wearing a black burqa.

Pauline Hanson caused a commotion by arriving at the Senate chamber for the daily question time session dressed in a black burqa, which was designed to underscore a call she intended to make to ban the religious garment, citing national security concerns.

But Hanson was rebuked sharply for her behaviour.

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